Trusted Trump aide Hope Hicks named White House communications director video

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Longtime Trump aide Hope Hicks becomes the youngest-ever White House Communications Director at just 28.

Hope Hicks, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, was formally named his top communications adviser. 

Hicks, 28, has served as interim communications director since the abrupt departure of Anthony Scaramucci from the post last month. She will now hold the title in full, putting her among the highest-ranking women in Trump's White House.

Hicks was a top aide during Trump's presidential campaign and is among a small circle of trusted advisers who are not part of Trump's family.

Hope Hicks worked with Donald Trump during the US Presidential campaign (file photo).
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Hope Hicks worked with Donald Trump during the US Presidential campaign (file photo).

The appointment, which does not require Senate confirmation, was announced Tuesday evening.

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The White House also announced the addition of Republican strategist and commentator Mercedes Schlapp as a senior communications adviser, as well as two other promotions among existing staff.

Raj Shah will be the principal deputy to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Steven Cheung will be head of strategic response.

 

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